Dyscalculia affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may show some or all of the following characteristics:
• Lack of ‘number sense’
• Difficulty understanding number concepts.
• Lack an intuitive grasp of numbers.
• Problems with learning number facts and procedures.
• Even if a correct answer is produced this maybe done mechanically and without confidence.
(Department of Education and Skills 2001)
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